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[UK] Plain packaging slammed by Mars lawyers

Should the government proceed with plans to introduce plain packaging, it could lead to brand names being put into plain type, as well as certain colours and shapes being removed from product packaging. Mars argued that these types of branding helped co
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:16
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[Ireland] Tobacco giants may sue over plain packaging

Ireland could have to pay hundreds of millions in compensation to tobacco giants if plain packaging is introduced, according to Exane BNP Paribas... believed the tobacco industry had a “robust case against plain packaging which would allow it to claim co
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 22, 2014 15:01
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[Ireland, UK] MONTANARI/WILLIAMS: PLAIN CIGARETTE PACKAGING HASN'T WORKED IN AUSTRALIA AND IT WON'T WORK IN BRITAIN

If the countries’ goals are truly to curb smoking, then there are other proven methods that can be exercised that don’t threaten their citizens’ health with dodgy, black market products while robbing their treasuries of billions.
breitbart.com
added Jul 15, 2014 12:39
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[UK] E-cigarette boom boosts sales of new trademarks by 125pc

Big tobacco firms registered over 650 new cigarette trademarks last year, a 125 per cent year-on-year jump, as they look to protect their multi-million pound investments in the fast-growing electronic cigarette market.
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 14, 2014 09:27
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[Europe, UK] Ministers face £11bn bill if they bring in plain cigarette packs ($$)

an £11BILLION compensation bill if they ban fancy cigarette packs in Britain. A top City stockbroker claims plain packaging rules could breach EU law.
The Sun (uk)
added Jul 8, 2014 05:48
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22nd Century Group Announces U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco

NbTF7 simultaneously regulates the expression of multiple nicotine biosynthesis genes. The transcription factor technology is one of several 22nd Century patent families representing the company’s second-generation technology for modifying the content of
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jul 7, 2014 16:17
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[Europe] Online public consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)

The key issue on which we are consulting is whether the EU’s proposed approach for TTIP achieves the right balance between protecting investors and safeguarding the EU's right and ability to regulate in the public interest.
Europa - European Commission
added Jul 5, 2014 19:36
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Philip Morris Asia Challenge under Australia – Hong Kong Bilateral Investment Treaty

Philip Morris Asia (PMA) has challenged Australia's plain packaging legislation under the 1993 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Hong Kong for the Promotion and Protection of Investments (Treaty)….PMA has made a number of
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (au)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:24
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22nd Century Group Announces Allowance of U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco Using Transcription Factor Gene

(USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for technology that decreases or increases nicotine production and levels in tobacco plants by using nucleic acids derived from a transcription factor gene identified as NbTF7 – also known as NbARF1. NbTF7 simulta
Business Wire
added Jul 5, 2014 21:06
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France moves towards cigarette plain packaging

the government will put together a law that would stop brand owners from displaying their logos and trademarks on cigarette packs. The French system would follow the example set by Australia and would only allow a brand name in small lettering under a la
World Intellectual Property Review (uk)
added Jul 3, 2014 09:51
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